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Inside My Makeup Bag: Updated

A little over a year ago I finally got into makeup (I used to be adverse to even Chapstick) and since then it’s become a myriad of online Sephora trips and several hours in drugstore hours tying to find the perfect red lipstick.

Earlier this year I gave a sneak peek into my makeup bag and decided that as my collection is now spilling out of my bag, it was time I shared it with the lot of you. From the creams to the tubes, here’s everything I’ve been smearing on my face recently.

*Personal favourites are in a larger type size

The Updated Enthusiast Makeup Bag


My skin is something I’ve worked on for years, and it has taken a lot of time and products to figure out what makes my skip that matte/dewy look I like and to cover my discolored skin and perennial acne. And yes, I am a big lover of e.l.f. for my skin right now.

e.l.f. Cosmetics Blemish Control Face Primer ($6)

Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer ($31)

bareMinerals Matte Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 ($28.50) in Fairly Medium – I have used this since I was in high school, it is literally the best

e.l.f. Cosmetics HD Powder ($6) in Sheer

e.l.f. Cosmetics Acne Solutions Foundation ($6) in Porcelain

Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation ($48) in Cashew

bareMinerals BareSkin Perfecting Veil ($26) in Light/Medium

e.l.f. Cosmetics Under Eye Conceal & Highlighter ($3) in Light/Glow – for how cheap it is, it works just as well as some of the cult-favourite concealers I’ve tried


One thing I am complimented on quite a bit is for my cheek colour, which is mostly because I love adding colour to my cheeks! Whether it’s a peachy blush for lunch with friends or a bronze glow for a concert or a rose gold highlighter for class, I am all about the colour!

Manna Kadar Beauty Radiance Split Pan Bronzer and Highlighter Duo ($21)

e.l.f. Cosmetics Blush ($3) in Blushing Rose – the most natural colour blush I have ever tried, I will always have this in my bag

Maybelline Fit Me! Bronzer ($5.99) in Medium Bronze

Julep Skip the Brush ($24) in Peony Pink

The Beauty Crop Lighting Crew Highlighting Cream ($18) in Pink – a perfect rosy highlight that I literally wear 90% of the time

Urban Decay Naked Flushed ($32) in Native

Laura Gellar Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator ($26) in Gilded Honey

ARROW REVIVE Cooling Cheek Tint ($18) in Berry Flush

Tarte Showstopper Clay Palette ($40) – I use the bronzer, highligher, and blush almost on a daily basis and it’s perfect for summer

Lancome Blush Subtil ($32) in Rose Sable/Rose Fresque

Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzer ($29)

theBalm Cosmetics Frat Boy Blush ($21)

Laqa & Co Cheeky Lip ($22) in Humble Brag


M brows, which are naturally straight and kind of wonky without proper care, are one of my favourite features because they are bold and dark. I like them to look natural and defined, so I don’t use too much product on them. And I brush them out with an old mascara wand because I am cheap and works great.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil ($23) in Medium Brown

Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow-Volumizing Fiber Gel ($24) in Medium – honestly the best brow gel I’ve ever used

OFRA Universal Eyebrow Pencil ($13)


While on a regular day I usually smudge some dark eyeshadow at my lashline for some eye definition, eyeliner is great for when I have special events. I can’t apply eyeliner to save my life, but that doesn’t keep me from having a few in my bag.

theBalm Mr. Write (Now Eyeliner) ($17) in Scott B. Bordeaux – the colour of this makes my blue-grey eyes pop and it is very easy to apply

Eyeko Fat Liquid Liner ($16) in Black

Marcelle Waterproof Eyeliner ($10.95) in Indigo

Ardency Inn Modster Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner ($20) in Black

Beaute Basics Gel Liner Combo ($5.99) in Navy


I love eyeshadow palettes because they are truly so beautiful. While I don’t wear it every day, when I’m going to a concert or heading out to the bar I love to rock a smoky eye or if I’m meeting friends for brunch I love a neutral rosy eye.

NARS Night Series Eyeshadow ($25) in Night Flight – honestly the best eyeshadow, it blends so easily and feels like silk

Maybelline The Nudes Wear Eyeshadow Palette ($9.99)

Tarte Showstopper Clay Palette ($40) – the eyeshadows are so great, I’m literally in love with each of them and how easy they blend and work for any and every occasion

Pixi by Petra Mesmerizing Mineral Duo ($12) in Lavender Bloom

Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette ($9.99) – this palette works with every look and I love the darker purple colours

Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio ($28) in Filter

L’Oreal Color Riche ($19.99) La Palette Noir

Maybelline The Rock Nudes Palette ($9.99)


I may have a small mascara obsession. A lush, curled, lengthy mascara is exactly what I love. And what I have currently in my makeup bag is only a small fraction of how many mascaras I usually have (trying to avoid buying a new makeup bag). I’m also open for brown mascara suggestions!

e.l.f. Cosmetics Volumizing & Defining Mascara ($2) in Jet Black – my all-time favourite mascara ever, and will continue to be forever

CoverGirl The Super Sizer Mascara ($6.99) in Black

Maybelline Volum’ Express Falsies Big Eyes Waterproof Mascara ($7.99) in Very Black – I am 100% wearing this mascara in every photo because that small brush gets every lash and makes them pop!

Eyeko Black Magic Mascara Drama & Curl ($24)

Marcelle Xtension Plus Curl ($12.95)

NARS Audacious Mascara ($26) in Black Moon

Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama ($9.49) in Brownish Black

W3ll People Expressionist Mascara 1 ($21.99)

Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara ($22) in Jet Black


I never liked wearing anything on my lips growing up, but now I have to have something to feel complete. I love a good matte lip, and as you can see, wine reds, plums, and pale pink are my babies.

e.l.f. Cosmetics Moisturizing Lipstick ($3) in Ravishing Rose

Benefit Cosmetics Posietint Cheek & Lip Stain ($30)

Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Moss ($5.49) in Matte (107 and 111) and Satin (017) – 107 is my favourite lipstick to wear and I receive so many compliments when I wear it

NARS Satin Lip Pencil ($26) in Rikugien

Pop Beauty Matte Velvet Lipstix ($16) in Cozy Crimson

e.l.f. Day to Night Lipstick Duo ($5) in The Best Berries – this has been my go-to lately because I can change between the two during the day without overcrowding my purse, and the colours are crazy great

ModelCo Ultra Long-Lasting Lipstick ($17) in Kitty

Julep Lip Gloss ($20) in Graceful

stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick ($24) in Beso and Pantina – these literally stay all day and don’t dry out my lips. i want them in every colour

CLINIQUE Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Color Balm ($17) in Richer Raisin

e.l.f. Cosmetics Lip Exfoliator ($3) in Clear

TreStique Matte Color & Shiny Balm ($28) in Florence Fig/Rose Balm – this colour is crazy flattering

Julep It’s Whipped ($20) in Kiss Me

e.l.f. Cosmetics Matte Lip Color ($3) in Coral

Love of Color Vibrant Matte Lipstick ($8) in Glam Life

The Beauty Crop PBJ Smoothie Stick ($14.95) in Pink

Manna Kadar Lip Locked Stain ($24) in Lucky

Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick ($8.99) in Pink Nude

Julep It’s Balm ($22) in Merry Berry Shimmer

e.l.f. Cosmetics Lip Balm Tint ($2) in Berry – perfect for a sheer wash of colour you never have to worry about streaking or fading while you eat

MILK MAKEUP Mini Lip Color ($12) in C.R.E.A.M.

City Color Cosmetics City Chic Lipstick ($4.99) in Je t’aime

Julep Lip Shade ($22) in Macaroon


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